Friday, May 21, 2010

Cuban Parliament against Racist Law in Arizona

Cuban News Agency

HAVANA, Cuba, May 20 (ACN) The Cuban Parliament is proclaiming its solidarity with those who’re facing the brutal violation of their human rights in the United States, after the enactment in the state of Arizona of “a law of deep racist and xenophobic nature.”

A Declaration issued by the Commission for International Relations of the National Assembly of the People’s Power, published on Thursday by Granma newspaper, denounces that that law allows the police to use the racial profile to arrest any person if they have "reasonable suspicion" that he or she is an illegal immigrant.

The text adds that, in fact, immigrants without documents are criminalized, thus creating an atmosphere of persecution against immigrants in general, who from now on will be constantly submitted to arbitrary detentions, searches and humiliation, including deportation to his or her country of origin.

The declaration also expresses concern about the implications of this law –which could spread throughout the US territory- for millions of human beings that in this region are forced to go to the United States to look for better living conditions for themselves and their families.

“We can’t help but call the attention to the fact that, while walls are built and laws like these are approved –which try to close the doors to immigrants from the territories stolen by force from the noble Mexican people, the Cuban Adjustment Act remains valid, a permanent encouragement for disorganized migration and to desertion, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of Cubans over dozens of years”, concludes the Declaration.

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JG: The hysteria in right-wing conservative circles is reminiscent of the actions of the Third Reich in the 1930's. Write to President Obama and denounce this racist law and join the Arizona boycott.

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